Anaconda - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Robert T. “Bob” King, of Anaconda, MT who unexpectedly passed away on Easter Monday, April 18, 2022 at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula, MT. Bob passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family from a heart condition. He entered eternal life to the welcoming arms of many relatives and friends. Bob was born October 18, 1937, the only child born to Charles J. King and Rose (Lazetich) King. He was raised in Anaconda and graduated from Anaconda Central High School in 1955. Following graduation Bob was employed by the BA&P Railway. Numerous strikes forced him to seek employment with the Anaconda Police Department. In August of 1964, Bob began a 23 year career with the Anaconda Fire Department as a firefighter, Fire Marshall and was promoted to Fire Chief on October 1, 1981. During this same time period, he was a partner in the King’s X bar from 1966-1973. On August 11th, 1956 Bob married his high school sweetheart Angie (Joy) King and celebrated 65 years of marriage. From this union four children were born, Kathy, Cindy, Bob and Mike. Bob enjoyed the challenge of the morning crossword puzzle, going for daily walks, motorcycle rides, swimming and following the activities of all his grandchildren. Bob’s personality was infectious, his jokes never got old and a stranger was a just a friend he hadn’t yet met. His proudest accomplishment was the legacy of his family. Bob was a man of devout faith who actively practiced his faith as a member of the Anaconda Catholic Community. Bob was proceeded in death by his parents, in-laws Tony and Rose Joy. Relatives Jack and Liz King, Catherine Joy, Ray, Mary Ann and Johnny Sanders, Joe Rashleigh as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Bob is survived by his loving wife Angie, his children Kathy (Jerry) Miller of Anaconda, Cindy (Joe) McCarthy of Butte, Bob (Lisa) King of Missoula, Mike (Roxi) King of Anaconda. His ten grandchildren Mike (Randi) Miller, Jon Miller, Ryan (Jaki) McCarthy, Katelyn (Ty) Stetzner, Taylor (Kelly) King, Robby (Katelyn) King, Riley King, Kirstin (Matt) Ashley, Matthew (Rachael) King, and Karli King. Thirteen great grandchildren Maison and Romee Miller, Kendric and Ryman McCarthy, Cidny and Bexly Stetzner, Everly, Louis, Everett King, Gracie King, Ellie, Ava and Lexie Ashley. Also surviving relatives include Michele Rashleigh, Antionette (Gay) Ida, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be held on Friday, April 29th, 2022 with family accepting friends and relatives beginning at 9:00am with the funeral mass starting at 10:30am at Holy Family Catholic Church in Anaconda, MT. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery with a luncheon to follow. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville, MT. Please visit www.whitesittfuneralhome.com to offer condolences to the family or to share a memory. Donations may be made to the Anaconda Catholic Community, Shoes for the Sole c/o Melissa Johnson 1050 S. Montana, Butte, MT. 59701, or donor’s choice. The greatest blessing we had was this man we affectionally called Dad.
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